Two “Creating Your Raingarden” Blue Thumb Workshops are planned for this spring in Scott County:
- Tuesday, April 19, 2016 from 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. at Spring Lake Town Hall
- Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. at the Scott County Fairgrounds
Raingardens are designed to catch rainwater runoff from your roof, driveway, walkways, parking lot and lawn. They provide beautiful and colorful accents while attracting wildlife and pollinators.
Unlike a typical vegetable or flower garden, a raingarden is intended to improve water quality of nearby creeks, streams, lakes and rivers. They include deep-rooted native to Minnesota plants that tolerate being partially flooded on occasion. And the best part is there is little maintenance after you dig, mulch and plant your raingarden. Other than simple weeding and watering, raingardens don’t require a lot of attention, but add life and variety to your landscape.
You can register for either of these workshops by calling the Scott SWCD office at 952-492-5425 or visiting the Scott SWCD webpage. You can mail your payment to Scott SWCD, 7151 190 St W, Suite 125, Jordan MN 55352, to secure your spot in the workshop. There is a $10 fee per person.
Sponsors include Blue Thumb/Metro Blooms, Scott Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), Scott Watershed Management Organization (WMO), Prior Lake-Spring Lake Watershed District, Lower Minnesota River Watershed District, Vermillion River Watershed, City of Prior Lake and City of Savage.